Cheered on by (family) and coach, Helen, George W. Scott yesterday captured six Gold Medals in the National State Games of America, held at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa. Although he has won state titles in both the Keystone and Senior games in the past, these were his first national medals. (Scott) won Golds in the following events:
- 100 Meters: 26 seconds
- Shot Putt: 18 Feet
- Triple Jump: 15 Feet
- Long Jump: 6 Feet
- 200 Meters: 61 seconds
- Hammer Throw: 36 Feet
All of these medals were won in the age 90-94 category – and both his presence and his effort made him without question the most popular participant in the entire meet. Following each event the PA announcer would announce his name as the winner and the crowd would cheer wildly. When we all walked along the track from one event to another the people in the stands would stand and cheer him each time he passed. Towards the end of the day strangers and co-competitors kept coming up to him to ask if they could have their pictures taken with him. I wish y’all could have seen it – it was pretty amazing.
Scott has been invited to go to Nebraska for the next national event in 2015 – at which time he would have to compete in the 95-99 age group. Don’t put it past him.
You can see the results for the events he was on the event website.
The community where he lives issued a press release from one of his earlier competitions.
The local newspaper also did a writeup - that's where the picture came from